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|Directed by||Raj Aditya|
|Written by||Raj Aditya|
|Music by||Mani Sharma|
Pourudu (Telugu: పౌరుడు) (English: Citizen) is a 2008 Telugu film released on 13 January 2008. Sumanth and Kajal Aggarwal acted in the lead roles. The film was directed by Raj Aditya and produced by Sumanth's sister, Supriya under the Annapurna Studios banner. The music was by Mani Sharma.
Ajay (Sumanth) completes his degree and gets ready for IPS examination. His father Pandu (Suman) works under local mafia don Jakeer Bhai (Nassar). Kasi (Kota Srinivasa Rao) runs a rival gang in the same city opposite Zakeer Bhai. Though Pandu behaves like a goon, Ajay concentrates on his studies and reaches to the stage of completing IPS preliminaries. At the same time, he is an expert in martial arts. Samyukta (Kajal Aggarwal) is a student of a dance school and she falls in love with Ajay. At this juncture, Hussain (Subbaraju) takes charge as CI and he wants to nab Jakeer Bhai, Pandu and Kasi but could not do so due to their political influence. Once, Pandu thrashes Kasi's son and his men attack the former. Ajay, who is there at the scene, involves in the fight and saves his father. Hussain arrests both Pandu and Ajay.
Pandu comes to know that Jakeer Bhai is a mafia don and is not a gentleman as he is expecting. Jakeer Bhai gets Pandu killed by Kasi and his son. Ajay quits his ambition to become an IAS officer to avenge Pandu's death. Jakeer wants Ajay to kill Kasi & his son, so Jakeer can control the city. Hussain makes everyone believe that all those, who are killed by Ajay died in a mafia gang war and helps Ajay to attend the IAS main exams as he wishes. The film ends on a happy note with the reunion of Samyukta and Ajay.
- Sumanth as Ajay
- Kajal Aggarwal as Samyukta
- Suman as Pandu
- Nassar as Jakeer Bhai
- Subbaraju as Hussain
- Bramhanandam as Church Father
- Ali as Madame Sir
- Dharmavarapu Subramanyam as Samyukta's Father
- Kota Srinivasa Rao as Kasi
Jeevi of idlebrain.com gave a review with a rating 3/5, stating "Though there are dialogues justifying the title Pourudu, it is a pure personal revenge story of a Koduku. On a whole, a better climax and good fight sequences make Pourudu an average flick." telugucinema.com gave a review of rating 3/5 stating "Pourudu is a regular action drama. Sumanth scores as actor but he is dogged down by the poor script. It fails to impress as its second half is too boring." Oneindia Entertainment gave a review stating "though the storyline is not much impressive, it is just a time pass film. Sumanth, is able to achieve his idea, of changing his image from a soft and family hero to an action hero. The storyline is based on the theme – When society fails power will rise, when power fails, a man will rise. It is an okay film for those, who like an average action movie. One more time pass film for this Sankranthi." IndiaGlitz gave a review, stating "'Pourudu' is not your usual masala mix. But if you like something simple, then try it. Be warned though, it gets a tad too bland at times." Sify.com gave a review, stating "Sumanth, who proved his mettle for the first time onscreen with Satyam couldn't repeat the magic this time. As an action hero, he succeeds to a certain extend [sic], but the film is bogged down by the beaten to death plot line of a son taking avenge on the killers of his father." Rediff.com gave a review stating "Even though the film has an interesting premise (the tagline reads, 'when the system fails a power will rise, when that power fails, a man will rise'), it fails to live up to the expectations."
|Soundtrack album by Mani Sharma|
|Released||27 December 2007|
The music launch of this film was done in a silent way at Annapurna studios on the night of 27 December 2007. ANR launched the audio and gave the cassette to D Rama Naidu. This function was held without any speeches. ANR, Nagarjuna, Sumanth, Kajal Agarwal, D Suresh Babu Kota, Suman, Akkineni Venkat attended this function.
|1.||"Chalre Chalre"||Bhaskarabhatla||Ranjith & Chorus||4:28|
|2.||"Nee Pakkanunte"||Ramajogayya Sastry||Hemachandra, Usha||4:52|
|3.||"Aamyamiya Aankh Maaro Miya"||Bhaskarabhatla||Suchitra||4:37|
|4.||"Andaalane Andistha"||Peddada Murthy||Rahul Nambiar, Rita||4:31|
|5.||"Salsa Idi Salsa"||Ramajogayya Sastry||Venu, Usha||4:14|
- "Telugu Movie review - Pourudu". idlebrain.com. Retrieved 13 January 2008.
- "Pourudu - Movie Review". telugucinema.com. Retrieved 13 January 2008.
- "Pourudu Review". Oneindia Entertainment. Retrieved 16 January 2008.
- "Pourudu - Sumanth does not disappoint". IndiaGlitz. Retrieved 14 January 2008.
- "Movie Review : Pourudu". Sify.com.
- "Review: Pourudu is just average". Rediff.com. Retrieved 14 January 2008.
- "Audio launch - Pourudu". idlebrain.com. Retrieved 27 December 2007.